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Annals of Forest Science

Annals of Forest Science

Official journal of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)

Editor-in-Chief: Erwin Dreyer

ISSN: 1286-4560 (print version)
ISSN: 1297-966X (electronic version)

Journal no. 13595

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Current information about the journal including editorials, call for reviews and meeting announcements. 

CALL FOR REVIEWS 

Open call for reviews:
We invite you to submit a high quality review article to Annals of Forest Science (AFS).
The journal covers a broad scope including ecology and ecophysiology, genetics and improvement, tree physiology, damages to forests, wood quality, and silviculture. The biological and ecological bases of a sustainable forest management are an important topic for the journal. All forest ecosystems of the world under boreal, temperate and tropical climates are addressed.
AFS seeks to publish synthesis and review papers on any topic of interest to forest science, including impact and adaptation to climate and global change, carbon, water and nutrient cycles, biodiversity, ecosystem services and others. AFS warrants a rapid publication and a large visibility to such synthesis papers. To enhance their impact, AFS offers the free access option to the authors, that is, your synthesis paper is freely available to everybody free of charge, and the editorial office takes care of the 2000€ cost involved.
There is no deadline for submission. To make sure the topic of your manuscript fits with the scope of the journal, you may send us a brief summary for advice at ann.for.sci@nancy.inra.fr.
For an example please consult issue 1, 2011 of AFS.
Before submitting your manuscript, check if the presentation complies with the instructions to authors displayed on the journal homepage (link below).
Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal's homepage (link below).
Authors should mention that the submission refers to this call.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The journal’s Editorial Board will be present at the International meeting “Tackling climate change: the
contribution of forest scientific knowledge in Tours (France), 21‐24 May, 2012, and will be happy to discuss with you any publishing opportunity within the journal.

International IUFRO Conference MeMoWood, Nancy, France, October 01-04, 2013 

International-IUFRO-Conference-MeMoWood
Measurement methods and Modelling approaches for predicting desirable future Wood properties
The international conference on “Measurement techniques and Modelling approaches for predicting desirable future Wood properties” is aligned with the conferences organised within the IUFRO Working Party 5.01.04 “Wood Quality Modelling” since 1994. It aims to include scientists involved in analysing and modelling wood properties at various scales from molecular to regional resource scales. It is intended to share ideas and collaborating on strategies of data acquisition and modelling approaches to optimize end-product performance connected to wood properties modified in standing trees.

ClimTree 2013 Zürich, Switzerland, September 1-5, 2013 

ClimTree 2013
International Conference on Climate Change and Tree Responses in Central European Forests
The conference aims at exchanging the state of the art regarding direct (physical environment) and indirect effects (interspecific interactions) of climate change on the performance of trees and forest ecosystems. Topics to be discussed stretch from tree physiology and genetics to disturbances and community diversity, with a clear regional focus on Central Europe including the Alps and Carpathians. Keynotes on the response of trees/forest ecosystems to Climate Change (CC) in the focal region and in other regions of the world will frame the sessions, which are open for contributed talks.

WOODCHEM® 2013, Nancy, France, September 26- 27, 2013 

WoodChem 2013
The WOODCHEM® 2013 Congress is an international scientific conference dedicated to wood-based chemistry.
The congress is organized every second year by the French Fibers Innovative Cluster (“Pôle de Compétitivité Fibres”). This 3rd edition is organized during the week of the 20th anniversary of the European Forest Institute.

PLAGIARISM 

A paper from Annals of Forest Science plagiarized and copied in another journal.
Academic plagiarism has become an even greater concern for the scientific community.
An original research article published by Annals of Forest Science during 2005 was copied in extenso (with very little changes) during 2011 and the plagiarized copy published in a web-based open-access journal (International Research Journal of Plant Sciences). Such a misconduct combining plagiarism and forgery (all the data were fully copied and pasted into the new manuscript), is unfortunately becoming more and more frequent, probably due to the increasing pressure to publish, but also to the simplicity of accessing data and material on the internet. We thought that the field of Forest Sciences, where the pressure is smaller than in highly competitive fields like health sciences, would escape the increasing trend of scientific misconducts.
Unfortunately this is no longer the case.
We required the editors of the “International Research Journal of Plant Sciences” to remove the paper from their website and to publish a retractation. Plagiarism is a concern for our journal as well as for many others. We will be both careful about material submitted to Annals of Forest Science and use the most recent tools to detect such cases, and directly bring to the scientific community any case of paper from Annals of Forest Science that would be victim of such an non-acceptable misconduct.
Authors wishing to publish in Annals of Forest Science are refered to two websites provide updated information about publication ethics and potential misconducts.
Erwin DREYER, Marianne PEIFFER
Editor and Assistant-Editor of Annals of Forest Science.

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